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The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force published a final recommendation on Aug. 7 citing insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography in asymptomatic

Perspectives on USPSTF A-Fib Screening Recommendation

Physicians weigh in on the need to develop a screening strategy
There is insufficient evidence to support screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography in older

USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says benefit unclear in asymptomatic, older patients
There are persistent disparities in recommended cancer screening tests among U.S. adults

Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests

From 2000 to 2015, those without insurance or usual care were less likely to have undergone screening
HIV and syphilis screening rates are low among adolescents who are diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease in the emergency department

HIV, Syphilis Screening Low With ED-Diagnosed PID in Adolescents

Findings among teens diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease in the emergency department
Biomarker-based risk profiling has the potential to improve lung cancer risk assessment

Biomarker Panel May Improve Lung Cancer Risk Assessment

Risk score based on panel of four circulating protein biomarkers
A combined test of ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase-L1 and glial fibrillary acidic protein assay results has high sensitivity for detection of intracranial injury among patients with traumatic brain injury

High-Sensitivity Blood Test May Help Rule Out Intracranial Injury

UCH-L1, GFAP test has high sensitivity and negative predictive value for patients with TBI
Introduction of genomic screening into routine health care is dependent on demonstration of clinical utility

Demonstrating Clinical Use Will Speed Genomic Screening

Field could advance more quickly if data from research participants, consumers got to clinic
A new initiative to increase hepatitis B virus vaccination rates among at-risk adults has been developed

NFID Initiative Working to Up Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases working to increase screening, vaccination in those at risk
The Ten Questions screen is an effective way to screen HIV-positive children for neurodevelopmental problems in resource-poor areas

Ten Questions Screen Helps ID Disability in HIV+ Children

Study shows it effectively IDs neurodevelopmental problems in resource-poor areas
The first blood test to detect melanoma skin cancer in its early stages has been created

Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma

10 autoantibody biomarkers together display high sensitivity, specificity